San Francisco Ferry, Farmer’s Market, Fisherman’s Wharf

My Saturday destination was the San Francisco Farmer’s Market at the Ferry Building. I found the ferry schedule from Larkspur just five minutes from our hotel to the Ferry Building at: http://goldengateferry.org/schedules/ and timed it to arrive mid-morning. By taking the ferry instead of driving, we got to see the Golden Gate Bridge, San Quentin Prison, Sausalito and Alcatraz by water and didn’t have to figure out where to park!

ferry, docking at ferry bldg

ferry, golden gate

ferry, jamie vert

ferry, jamie, wally

ferry, Larkspur lifering

ferry, san quentin, angle

I love this photo of these two WWII veteran friends that were chatting during the ride.

ferry, veterans

ferry, wally on back

ferry, wally with bridge

San Quentin Prison, below

San Quentin, front

The ferry docks at the Ferry Building and you step off and you’re right at the farmer’s market. I LOVED their farmer’s market but WOW! at the prices!! Sticker shock and some of it is weeds to us that I would gladly give away…  www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/farmers_market.php

SFFM-Ferry Building, Port of SF

SFFM-flower asst, hori

SFFM-flower asst, vert

SFFM-Flower buckets

SFFM-Morels

SFFM-Orchids & wood-turned bowls

SFFM-sweet peas and sweet william

SFFM-sweet peas

SFFM-tomatoes SFFM-wally & seagull

Wally’s oyster sampling – Pricey!

SFFM-Wally with oysters

SFFM-yellow heirloom tomatoes

SFFM bread

Oh, my, gosh… CHEEEESEEE!!!

SFFM cheese

SFFM cherries

Think there’s a market for dandelion greens here in Tennessee? I got a few acres…

SFFM dandelion

SFFM dried tomatoes

SFFM glad? butterfly

SFFM jap iris, freesia

SFFM mixed greens

SFFM mixed vegge

SFFM mr big peas

SFFM mushroom sign SFFM mushrooms

SFFM onions

SFFM oysters

SFFM red jalapenos canned

SFFM strawberries

SFFM-blueberries

SFFM-cherokee purple tomatoes

So after photographing and drooling my way through the farmer’s market, we decided to walk to the touristy Fisherman’s Pier area. For those that like to walk – go for it as it is a LONG walk. I would advise catching the trolley if you can fit on one. By the time we reached the Pier 39 area we were starving. We had heard that Scoma’s was the place to eat fresh seafood, so navigated our way to their humble-looking cafe on the docks. They had great views and we ordered the seafood sampler appetizer – because that was all we could stand to pay for. They are EXPENSIVE so be prepared if you want to eat there. I was so hungry I neglected to photograph the sampler. Sorry! www.scomas.com/

View from Scoma’s

SF-sailboats on bay from Scomas

SF-Scoma's ships

SF- Fisherman's Wharf boats

SF- Harbor ferries

I loved this bakery sign painted on the side of the building.

SF-Bouidin Bakery wall

SF-crab trap

SF-Fisherman's Grotto

SF-Fisherman's Wharf, crab traps dock

SF-Fisherman's wharf, tubs

SF-Fishing boats, vert

SF-flowers & hot dog stand 2

SF-Flowers & hotdog stand

SF-flowers in park at Pier 39

Headed back to Larkspur…tired after a full day!

SF-Leaving SF on the ferry

Next stop, Petaluma Seed Bank and antique shops on our way north to Sonoma County.

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